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Marc Lao, 55g, April 2006

All About Planted Aquarium Fertilizer

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Aquatic plants thrive in a well balanced environment of light, carbon, macro and micro nutrients, and clean water. We offer quality dry plant nutrients at low cost for every aquatic plant need.  For a breathtakingly beautiful tank with the lushest aquascape at fair prices, browse through our store.

We offer a 10% discount to aquarium and aquatic plant society, association, club, blog and forum members in exchange for putting our link on the group website or social media page. 

If you are setting up a tank for the first time or even if you are an experienced aquarium keeper check these articles on How to Set Up A Planted Tank and Low Tech Excel Based Planted Aquariums by S. Mandal; Estimative Index Dosing by Tom Barr; Beginner Water Changes and Practical Water Chemistry by Shelli Wittig (Fishgal) .  

We like to keep our customers informed about our products and we are happy to answer any questions you have about keeping aquatic plants. You can find the answers to many questions about mixing and dosing with water soluble plant nutrients, and shipping, both domestically and internationally in the FAQ page. 

Why Shop

Why buy water with a small amount of plant nutrients when you can buy nutrients and add your own water? Nutrients for aquatic plants are not hard to find.  You can go to any pet store or to the big pet suppliers online. The nutrients you buy from these suppliers comes already mixed with water.  You are paying for water and the cost of shipping water. We think you have plenty of water if you have an aquarium. carries water soluble nutrients and water conditioners made from naturally occurring ground minerals. We carry the nutrients required by all plants: Macro Micro Nutrient Mix; Nutritrace CSM + boron or micro nutrients in time release Substrate Root Zone Tablets; calcium compounds for water conditioning including Barr?s GH Booster; and 3 chelated iron compounds. We also carry 16 ounce Graduated Dispenser bottles for ease of mixing and dosing that can be purchased alone or in combination with select pre-blended nutrients at a discount.

We offer a 10% discount to aquarium and aquatic plant society, association, club, blog and forum members in exchange for putting our link on the group website or social media page.

Shipping is by USPS flat rate priority mail. Up to 6 lbs can be shipped by flat rate envelope and up to 20 lbs  ships in a medium flat rate box. Information about shipping costs and delivery time is available in our FAQ page. Information about international shipping is also available in the FAQ page. There is a strict limit of 4 lbs that can be shipped internationally in a flat rate envelope and a limit of 20 lbs in a medium flat rate box.

Dry nutrients in small quantities are harder to find. was founded as a less expensive place to buy dry nutrients in manageable quantities. We sell you the nutrients and you add the water.  By doing so you save many times what you would pay for premixed bottled nutrients. An added benefit is that you can design your own nutrient blends.  Or buy our premixed Macro Micro Nutrient Mix or Macro Mix and still save a bundle! These products are suitable and practical for hydroponics, aeroponics and garden ponds. Compare the cost of Seachem products to ours:




2 Liters   
Flourish        Nitrogen$6$16$35 Potassium Nitrate:1 lb$5 makes 3 L
Flourish   Potassium$11$15$40 Potassium   Sulfate:1 lb$5 makes 2 L
Flourish   Phosphorus$6$15$40 Monopotassium   Phosphate:1 lb$10 makes 5 L
Flourish Trace   Elements$6$10$32 Nutritrace CSM + boron:1 lb$18 makes 5.5   L
Flourish   Iron$9$12$40 Ferrous   Gluconate:8oz$13 makes 2   L
Flourish$6$10$32 Macro   Micro Nutrient Mix:1 lb$16 makes 5.5 L
       Price quotes are  from products are water soluble agricultural grade fertilizers. These products are inert minerals and elements which if kept dry will last almost indefinitely. Up to 6 lbs of our products ship directly to your door in the continential United States for   $8.

Potassium nitrate is an oxidizer. Calcium nitrate is an alternative to potassium nitrate for international customers. has a permit filed with the Canadian Department of Natural Resources that allows us to ship potassium nitrate to Canada.

About has made obtaining manageable quantities of dry  nutrients at reasonable cost possible for aquarium hobbyists since March 2007.  My knowledge of plant nutrients and their uses comes through growing aquatic and terrestrial plants for many years. This experience is backed by university level chemistry and biology courses.     Julia Adkins
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